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Mar'17

Compete in the World’s Largest Hacking Competition – PicoCTF!

PicoCTF high school computer security competition begins March 31! picoCTF – a free, online computer security competition for students grades 6-12 – is coming March 31, 2017! The game is designed for total beginners *and* experts alike, and over 30,000 people have already played. Students can pre-register today on the website. Please …

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Nov'16

Changes to CS2N

As some of you may have noticed, CS2N has undergone a bt of change since this past Spring. It is an exciting change that would essentially allow CS2N to expand, and bring more focus on Computer Science and STEM related content. Due to this shift, CS2N has adopted a change …

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Apr'16

CS Careers Computer Animation

      by Steven Zozula Computer animation has become a mainstay in the entertainment industry, and sometimes you wouldn't even realize that something you are watching is computer animation. From character animations in Pixar films, to creating realistic massive crowd replications in big budget blockbusters to designing virtual reality worlds for …

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Apr'16

Encouraging Growth Mindset in Your STEM Classroom

      What is mindset? You hear a lot about mindset in education these days. But what is mindset? Mindset is your beliefs about learning and intelligence. For example, do you believe learning should be easy and quick, or that it’s generally slow and difficult? Do you believe intelligence …

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Apr'16

5 Tips to Make Your STEM Classroom More Efficient

  STEM classrooms are a great place for students to engage in real-world problem solving, and a great place to learn about important concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math, along with critical 21st century skills. But STEM classrooms can also be unfocused, complicated, and chaotic. Efficient classrooms all share some …

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07

Apr'16

Congrats to our VEX Virtual Programming Challenge Winners

  We are very excited to officially announce the winners of our VEX Virtual Programming Skills Challenge for both VEX EDR and VEX IQ! Winners of each competition received an invitation for their team to the VEX World Championship — April 20-23, 2016 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, …

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Mar'16

CS Careers Climatologist

      Every day, no matter where we are, we interact with the weather. Some days it is beautiful and sunny, while other times it is dangerous.Climatologyor climate science is the study ofclimate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time.iClimatologists/ClimateScientist study both the nature of …

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Feb'16

UPDATE NEW High Scores for our VEX Virtual Programming Skills Challenges

The competition kicked off a few months ago, and we have NEW HIGH SCORES to share with you …     As some of you may know, we along with VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation have an exciting competition going on right now with the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills …

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Feb'16

5 Reasons to Start a Robotics Competition Team

  Some of the benefits of robotics competition teams are the same as any extracurricular activity: social development, improving self-esteem, helping bolster a college application, giving kids a sense of belonging, etc. But, robotics competitions do even more. They inspire young people to pursue STEM careers, to be leaders in …

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Feb'16

Using your STEM Classroom to Teach What Matters

Computers are an everyday part of life. We use them constantly in our personal lives and in the workplace. According the the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, over 50% of jobs today require some level of technology skills. And, that percentage is expected to grow to almost 80% in the …

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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